Pre-requisites: It is expected that participants have 120 credits at level 6 (degree) or demonstrate the ability to study at this level.

Aims/Description: This postgraduate unit is designed for experienced renal nurses who have a role in the management of the delivery of specialist renal care and the development of the renal service. It will examine the changing nature of care requirements of the renal patient over the span of their illness, including renal replacement therapies, conservative management, transplantation and continuing palliative care. The unit will enable health care professionals to explore the components of renal care and management. Content will include pathophysiology, assessment, investigations, therapeutics, and the organisation and delivery of services over the span of their illness. The unit is suitable for qualified nurses and allied health professionals who encounter patients with, or at risk of developing, renal disease. Through a combination of lectures, student seminars and guided study the unit will guide the student through an educational experience designed to be immediately applicable to their own practice and which will both challenge and utilise prior knowledge and experience.

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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